The Magpie Anthology

The Salt Path: Raynor Winn

An inspirational memoir, ideal for fans of H is for HawkThe Salt Path is an engrossing story about losing everything and finding yourself between the elements of sea and sky. For Raynor Winn and her husband Moth, the cruellest of diagnoses and the simultaneous collapse of their business opens an unexpected door to salvation through a journey which over its length transforms into a sweeping narrative of inner courage and nature’s ability to heal.

The Salt Path

With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

Raynor Winn
Raynor and Moth


1 thought on “The Salt Path: Raynor Winn”

  1. Oh I loved this book soo much. I read it just as we moved to the Isle of Wight this Summer. It helped me relish the beautiful outdoors and what is really important if life. It is stored in my brain and with me on those beautiful life affirming coastal walks.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Subscribe to Magpie Anthology News and get the latest updates of new articles and podcasts direct to your inbox.